"Threatening to indiscriminately slaughter hundreds of thousands of civilians to protect ourselves is a stupid idea."
Executive Director, ICAN
"“This is a Christian country... If you go to Turkey or Saudi Arabia and start to discredit Islam, the reaction will be the same”"
Student who fled to Austria from Chechnya
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Thousands of seeds of a single species can be kept alive for tens or hundreds of years""
Maria Manuela Sim-Sim
Curator, Seed Bank A. L. Belo Correia
"He has independence at his core. It is not something that he has improvised"
Friend of Carles Puigdemont
"There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can't cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted."
"“My family are talking about Catalan independence in a WhatsApp group and it’s like hmmmm, I’m going to shut up,”"
"Sound needs to endure"
Music Director, Berlin Staatsoper
Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambayev has been on an extended tour of Europe meeting major European Union leaders. He plans to go to Moscow soon to
In another step in the exit from Afghanistan, the US has handed back its only Central Asian airbase to the government of Kyrgyzstan.
Fifty couples took part in a colourful mass wedding ceremony in Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek. The couples were selected by the Kyrgyz Ministry of
Kyrgyzstan has reaffirmed plans to close the US air base that supports military operations in nearby Afghanistan.
The United States pays 46 million
There have been violent protests in Kyrgyzstan over the government’s refusal to nationalise a gold-mining venture with a Canadian company.
More than 1,300 prisoners are said to have sewn their lips together with nearly 7,000 on hunger strike. Shock images of the protest have come from
The party of Kyrgyzstan’s Moscow-backed prime minister claim he has won the country’s presidential election.
Almazbek Atambayev had been a
Kyrgyzstan is going to the polls to vote for a new president.
The election is the result of reforms put in place after a bloody uprising toppled
Politics are popular in Kyrgyzstan where 83 people have tried to register to run for president.
Election officials now have to see who of those
For people living in the remote valleys of Kyrgyzstan’s mountain region, producing the traditional drink of fermented mare’s milk, ‘Kumis’, is often
Kyrgyzstan President Roza Otunbayeva has played a key role in two revolutions.
The first was ridding the country of its then leader, President
Kyrgyzstan has a new democratically elected parliament after Sunday’s landmark election.
It brings an end to the autocratic rule which has
Kyrgyzstan looks set to produce a coalition government despite nationalists narrowly coming out ahead of four other parties in Sunday’s
Voting has ended in Kyrgyzstan in elections designed to create Central Asia’s first parliamentary democracy.
Until April the country was, like its
Kyrgyzstan is holding elections today aimed at creating Central Asia’s only parliamentary democracy.
But deep political and ethnic divisions remain
Security is tight in Kyrgyzstan today as the country votes in an election that interim leaders hope will unite the country – but opponents fear could
Kyrgyzstan goes to the polls on Sunday in elections that many hope will transform the country into the most stable parliamentary democracy in
Kyrgyzstan goes to the polls this Sunday in an election that will create Central Asia’s first parliamentary democracy.
An interim government has
Kyrgyzstan holds an election on Sunday that its leaders hope will unite the country – but which opponents fear could trigger violence and more
There have been more signs of dissent in Kyrgyzstan’s troubled south, against the former Soviet Republic’s interim government.
“We want our mayor